TFF’s Xinjiang Report analysis on China’s CCTV

TFF’s Xinjiang Report analysis on China’s CCTV

Or - it isn't every day you address several hundred million people The TFF report ‚ÄúThe Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda‚ÄĚ has reached more people in more countries than virtually anything else we have produced the last few years. That is, outside the West, in Asia in general and in China in particular. All leading [...]

It’s time leading climate activists address militarism as a major problem

It’s time leading climate activists address militarism as a major problem

Greta Thunberg has an impressive following - on Instagram alone, over 11 million. A post in which she just holds her now classical sign "Skolstrejk" can hundreds of thousands of Likes. (I am of course green with envy! ūüėČ ) On May 5, Greta posted a very important dimension of the problems, a chart from [...]

Biden bombs in Syria – helping to steal its oil but what is there to talk about?

Biden bombs in Syria – helping to steal its oil but what is there to talk about?

And Western media either don't tell you or operate as one megaphone for the administration and Pentagon. Pentagon on February 25, 2021: "At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this [Thursday] evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria," said spokesman John Kirby in a statement on Friday. "These [...]

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

Photo - Girl in the Jibrin reception center in Aleppo, December 2016 ¬© Oberg PhotoGraphics ‚Źį WAKE-UP CALL Eastern Aleppo was liberated four years ago, in mid-December 2016. Silence today. Denial today. I was one of the few witnesses on the ground, the only person from Scandinavia. My photos and some of my many texts [...]

The Global Conversion Campaign – Statement from The Transnational Foundation

The Global Conversion Campaign – Statement from The Transnational Foundation

On December 10 - which marks both the Nobel Peace Prize and Human Rights Day - the Transnational Foundation launched a campaign - perhaps unusual for a research outfit think tank rather than a movement. But we feel this is so urgent! Its main thrust is easy to grasp - indeed common sense. We argue [...]

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Yesterday I wrote a longer analysis of the election process in the United States for my foundation's homepage, The Transnational. I do not think this process is worthy of a democracy. But, sadly, the media decision has become "the result" and all of European politicians and media have followed suit - as they can't wait [...]

The Corona as an opportunity: Reboot humanity and change security thinking and policies

The Corona as an opportunity: Reboot humanity and change security thinking and policies

August 27, 2020 What change toward a New Necessary Normal will have to look like I thought my readers here might be interested in an editorial I wrote recently for one of the leading peace research and policy platforms, Transcend. Below please find parts of the intro and the four solutions I believe we must [...]

Statsminister Löfvens Corona-tal: Säkerhetspolitikens bankrutt

Statsminister Löfvens Corona-tal:  Säkerhetspolitikens bankrutt

Svenska statsminister L√∂fven talade till nationen 21:15 den 22:a mars 2020. Bara 6 min - ta dig tiden och fundera sedan p√• vad han inte talade om: ‚ÄĘ Den intensiva diskussion som funnits l√§nge om vad som b√∂r g√∂ras - exemplifierat av den linj som f√∂rknippas med statsepidemiologen Anders Tegnell. Befolkningen har b√•de behov av [...]

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

3. marts 2020 Tak til Arbejderen og Anders Fenger for at man fokuserer p√• og st√łtter at folkeretten og FN-Pagten - der tr√¶des under fode af alle regeringer, hotheads og ukyndige - er vigtig. Det er fortvivlende f√• medier, der har denne holdning. FN-Pagten er det mest gandhianske dokument menneskeheden har. Uden folkeretten, FN og [...]

What if? Talks on migration. A series of video essays

What if? Talks on migration. A series of video essays

3. marts 2020 Hvad vil der ske hvis al ind- og udvandring blev givet fri - worldwide? I posten med den overskrift skrev jeg om den århusianske kunster, Gudrun Steen-Andersens, fascinerende kreative Perpetuum Mobile-projekt tilbage i juli 2019. Det er en video-essay baseret installation hvor hun har bedt en række forskellige eksperter om at reagere [...]

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word [...]

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of [...]

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/USAmbDenmark/status/1164505164201517056 As will be seen below, there were four photos from an event in Copenhagen. The first shows all the people present, including former Danish Prime minister Fogh Rasmussen (also on the 4th photo with the ambassador), the present Danish defence [...]

Syriens Tystade Röster

Syriens Tystade Röster

2:a augusti 2019 Jag är mycket glad för och tacksam över att Patrik Paulovs utomordentliga bok med titeln "Syriens Tystade Röster" just har publiserats. Dess undertitel är "Om krigets vardag, stormaktsspelet och en svensk bistandsskandal" Det är otroligt viktigt att västliga mediers konstruerade och homogeniserade berättelse sedan 2011 inte får stå oemotsagda. Så också i [...]

Time to stop visiting the United States

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to [...]

Denmark’s Prime Minister admires a killing soldier’s simplistic view of good and evil

Denmark’s Prime Minister admires a killing soldier’s simplistic view of good and evil

April 11, 2019 It‚Äôs Friday, April 5, 2019, at 9 PM. An entertaining talk show, ‚ÄúSkavlan‚ÄĚ. A dialogue between a prime minister and a special forces soldier who has no regret having kicked in doors and ‚Äúkilled a lot‚ÄĚ in Afghanistan. He justifies himself by the most primitive and long-ago debunked theory about Good and [...]

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in 1989, the First Cold War in the Western sphere [...]

Peace illiteracy

Peace illiteracy

And why I am switching balances from the most noble and important - but momentarily meaningless - job to something more rewarding... February 1, 2019 Just yesterday, I posted this extremely important and modest appeal - the Basel Appeal - on our foundation's homepage, The Transnational, here. It was disseminated to social media, among others, [...]

Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists

Jan Oberg Comment A US war game/scenario being reported by The Intercept is pretty revealing for the lack of even the slightest re-thinking of what the Global War On Terror (GWOT) is really all about. The US military's game is about violence-for-violence, tit-for-tat. The main result from this - anti-intellectual - attitude and policy is [...]

President Trump moves towards war on Iran

With his speech today - half an hour ago - U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. (Here on video). One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. ‚Ä® Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks [...]